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A music festival on the banks of the Niger River has helped establish Mali's cultural capital

In the first week of every February, the streets of Ségou in Mali come to life. Residents from the capital, Bamako, flock to the secondary city to escape the busyness of everyday life and absorb the sights, sounds and colors of the… 919 more words

Mali: Open for business and wooing investors

Mali has a difficult international image: it still struggles to control the country’s north and the investment climate is often deemed unfriendly. Will a forum change all that? 493 more words



We arrived in Mopti, Mali on a Thursday, June 3, 1971.  We were traveling in our trusty DC-3 N161V which had once had a much more glamorous life as a Sears executive plane.   1,371 more words

Understanding the African City - Columbia GSAPP Talk

Other Desires discusses the different aspects of the African City. Understanding this can help bring placement and visualising the African Future City.

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Amadou & Mariam - Bofou Safou

Brand new album from extraordinary duet Amadou & Mariam called La Confusion.

Greatly produced by French producer Adrien Durand, first album with freshly pressed new tracks in Five years :) A bit more electro than before, but the essence is still there. 7 more words